1945 GPW found online

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1945 GPW found online

Post by Greendot319 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:39 am

Hi guys,
Found this lovely looking 45 GPW online for sale, I wonder if it is still available or not? Must be a very late GPW (like August 45?) to have what appears to be a factory vacuum wiper set up, if only I lived in the US, you guys are so lucky!!
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http://smclassiccars.com/willys/260899- ... -jeep.html

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by jedburgh » Tue May 16, 2017 9:55 am

Wonderful !!!
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Greendot319 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:02 am

It is isn't it, I haven't even finished my 45 GPW yet and I want to do this one!

Just to add to what I mentioned earlier I just noticed the wiper pipe going through the factory cut tub hole on the side, I think this is the first GPW i've seen with a factory wiper set up??
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue May 16, 2017 10:49 am

Vacuum wipers were factory fited on jeeps as standard in 1945, not too sure i think they started fitting them around March of that year. That jeep looks a really good find, is there a lucky buyer yet ?

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Greendot319 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:52 am

Mark Jesic wrote:Vacuum wipers were factory fited on jeeps as standard in 1945, not too sure i think they started fitting them around March of that year. That jeep looks a really good find, is there a lucky buyer yet ?
They were on MB's but not GPW's as far as I can make out, my May 23rd GPW wasnt fitted with them but had the tub hole
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by gearhead » Tue May 16, 2017 6:36 pm

My June 45 GPW has factory vacuum wipers.

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed May 17, 2017 1:05 am

According to the Nabholtz book, vacuum wipers were factory fitted on some MBs from March 1945, and on GPWs as standard from July 1945, hope this clears this issue up guys, :)

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Greendot319 » Wed May 17, 2017 1:30 am

Thanks Guys, so its got to be at least a July 45 GPW, is anyone going to buy it ;)
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by GP1942 » Wed May 17, 2017 4:52 am

I have no response from the seller :?
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu May 18, 2017 10:50 am

I would keep trying GP it looks a good jeep, keep us posted.

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by 68Kiwi » Fri May 19, 2017 3:03 am

Hi All,

GPW now resides in Hamilton New Zealand ............huge thanks to original state side owner for all your help with the export.
Still a lot of original OD under two coats of paint with a lot of the old paint flaking off with the use of a razor blade, original hood numbers uncovered on left side of hood.
Body and fenders never been off chassis, body lock nuts still in place as well as fender welting, pretty rust free apart from hole in rear floor, all original gauges apart from temp gauge.
Just fitted original combat rims and Firestone NDT's

DOD 7 - 10 - 45
Serial# 275854
Hood# 20743777
Body# 256341

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Mark Jesic » Fri May 19, 2017 3:35 am

Hi Kiwi, i think you have a great find there, enjoy and keep us posted on its progress.

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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Jim M » Fri May 19, 2017 5:38 am

Is the speedo Waltham? Thanks!
68Kiwi wrote:Hi All,

GPW now resides in Hamilton New Zealand ............huge thanks to original state side owner for all your help with the export.
Still a lot of original OD under two coats of paint with a lot of the old paint flaking off with the use of a razor blade, original hood numbers uncovered on left side of hood.
Body and fenders never been off chassis, body lock nuts still in place as well as fender welting, pretty rust free apart from hole in rear floor, all original gauges apart from temp gauge.
Just fitted original combat rims and Firestone NDT's

DOD 7 - 10 - 45
Serial# 275854
Hood# 20743777
Body# 256341

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GPW274701 USA 20747869 S
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by Greendot319 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:41 am

Excellent news! I spent 1.5 years in Hamilton, too bad I'm not there now to visit. Of course we are all going to ask to see as many detail photos as you can give please, I would be very interested to see the vacuum tube clip locations and details of its set up. Does it have plain bolts on grab handles, spare tyre bracket, gas can, fenders and horn mount? Also details of the bolts for the seats and floor covers/ dimmer ring would be very much appreciated!
Congratulations again on a lovely jeep!
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Re: 1945 GPW found online

Post by 68Kiwi » Fri May 19, 2017 4:48 pm

Hi All,
Thanks for your comments.
I will try to remove the paint layers to preserve as much of the original OD, most of the old paint comes off easily with a razor blade..
Attached pics, not the best lighting in shed - will post some better ones when weather better outside.

All body handles and fender bolts all plain
Waltham speedo
Bolts missing on master cylinder access plate and non original fitted to spare tyre and jerry can brackets

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